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  • Title: Outer Banks
  • Author: Anne Rivers Siddons
  • ISBN: 9780061099731
  • Page: 176
  • Format: Paperback
  • Elegant Kate, walking a tightrope over an abyss of liesnsitive, sensible, self contained CecieGinger, the heiress, sexy, vibrant, richer than sind poor, hopeless, brilliant Fig they came together as sorority sisters on a Southern campus in the 60s Four young women bound by rare, blinding, early friendship they spend two idyllic spring breaks at Nag s Head, NElegant Kate, walking a tightrope over an abyss of liesnsitive, sensible, self contained CecieGinger, the heiress, sexy, vibrant, richer than sind poor, hopeless, brilliant Fig they came together as sorority sisters on a Southern campus in the 60s Four young women bound by rare, blinding, early friendship they spend two idyllic spring breaks at Nag s Head, North Carolina, the isolated strip of barrier islands where grand old weatherbeaten houses perch defiantly on the edge of a storm tossed sea Now thirty years later, they are coming back They are coming back to recapture the exquisite magic of those early years experience again the love, the enthusiasm, the passion, pain, and cruel betrayal that shaped the four young girls into women and set them all adrift on theOuter Banks.

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    1. I wanted to like this book better. Miss/Mrs. Siddons has lovely sentences, and her characters are unique and human, but the book was bogged down by a decidedly gossipy banality, a lack of the poetry of the mundane that made it as much soap opera as a portrait of the human condition; the latter her failed goal. The drama and events are too contrived to be believable.

    2. I thougth this book would be a perfect beach read for my summer vacation in the Outer Banks. I kept waiting for it to get better and it never did. Perhaps I would have enjoyed it more if I'd been in a sorority in collegeI'm also kind of suprised that this was an option for one of the "Modern Fiction" choices during my Junior year of high school. I'm glad I chose to read Pat Conroy that year instead.

    3. Virginians obsesses about the Outer Banks all summer long - telling stories about it, packing for trips, posting pictures. I saw this book on the sale rack last summer and grabbed it. I've never been to the Outer Banks but am itching to. The book is the story of enigmatic Kate Lee Abrams and her relationship with her 3 college suitemates. Their bond was intense and their eventual betrayal was paralyzing. Kate tells the tale by weaving intricate stories of her college years and giving us a snapsh [...]

    4. Anne Rivers Siddons, the author of Outer Banks is comfortable explaining the southern soul, but she also understands the depth of friendships that develop during a young woman's formative years. Many of us can remember the deep friendships we formed when away at college for the first time. We often look at these friendships with idealism and nostalgia.Kate who is fighting a battle with cancer is asked to attend a reunion with her three closest college friends, Cecie, Ginger and Fig. Kate is unsu [...]

    5. This book is a stunner!! I never saw the twists and turns coming. It's wonderfully wicked and an engrossing story of friendships, love, jealousy and betrayal.

    6. I am a fan of Anne Rivers Siddons and have been steadily moving through her arsenal of twenty four books, often times wondering which book to read next. When a friend recommended "Outer Banks," I bought it sight unseen, thinking anything Siddons writes will be good. "Outer Banks" is yet again another of Siddons' captivating reads. Its first person narrative from the voice of a woman, now in her early fifties, as she reflects on the people involved in the most pivotal phase of her life is resplen [...]

    7. Elegant Kate, walking a tightrope over an abyss of lies; Cecie, self-contained, sensitive and sensible; Ginger, the sexy, vibrant, richer-than-sin heiress and poor, hopeless, brilliant Georgina, nicknamed Fig - came together as sorority sisters on a Southern campus in the 1960s. Four women bound by rare, blinding and early friendship. They spend two idyllic spring breaks at Nag's Head, North Carolina, the isolated strip of barrier islands where grand old weather beaten houses perch defiantly on [...]

    8. I think this is the second Anne Rivers Siddons book I ever bought and read (on the strength of how much I enjoyed "Hill Towns"). Many years later I am belatedly revising it and enjoying it afresh.Kate is a married woman who has battled deadly ovarian cancer for nearly five years, and now, just shy of getting the 'all clear' she believes it is coming back. Before she surrenders to another round of debilitating chemotherapy, she wants to enjoy one last magical summer with the three friends from he [...]

    9. Outer Banks is one of my favorite Anne Rivers Siddons books. She is a middle-aged woman looking back to her college years in a sort of "how did I get here" experience. I always enjoy getting to know her characters and locations and have taken several East coast vacations largely due to the interest in the area that her books left with me. I read this book again when years later I finally went to the Outer Banks on vacation and found a tattered copy where we stayed. Having read everything ARS has [...]

    10. OK, so the writing was good, even better than good--but I HATED the plot. I particularly HATED the ending. It was stupid, I felt manipulated, and it did not even tie up all the loose ends. I will never read another book by this author again.I really mean it. I actually re-read the last chapter to see if I had missed something, some clue, some word, that would have it make more sense--but nothing, not a shred of comprehension came from it. A cheap stupid ending with a heroine who was always weepi [...]

    11. This reminded of South of Broad. It has the same unbelievable characters and plot. It has a big storm at the end too. The end was phoney and unbelievable. It is only redeemed by some beautifully written passages. The woman can write but she needs to get to some kind of reality.

    12. I read this several years ago, and loved it. Fantastic. I love her stuff though. This one had lots of suspense toward the end, and lots of electricity between characters.

    13. I loved this book better than Peachtree Road up to 98%. The story theme was about false appearances, people acting on the surface in civilized and splendid fakery, like the elegant dancing of 18th century Baroque minuets. The setting is four middle-aged sorority girls and a reunion at a grand house on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We have Kate Stuart Lee, neither a Lee of Virginia nor offspring of General Stuart. Her boyfriend Paul Sibley, a prostitute's son whose mother took the last name [...]

    14. Anne Rivers Siddons has a gift for story-telling. Her use of language is unsurpassed in this era in which just about anyone can write a novel and get it published. Her stories have the ring of truth. You believe they could have actually taken place.Outer Banks was the first is Siddons novel I ever read. Actually, I listened to it probably 20 years ago and I never forgot it. Years later, I took it out from the library and read it again. Recently, I bought a first edition at a local library book s [...]

    15. I have wanted to read this book since college, but I just never got around to it, and I think I also was a bit embarrassed to read a book by Anne Rivers Siddons. When I saw it in the bargain section at the Tattered Cover, I decided to give it a chance. I'm so glad that I did, because I'm truly surprised by how much I liked this book, and for all the reasons that it appealed to me when I first read the reviews back in my Davis days. It is all about female friendship and the complex, unpredictable [...]

    16. Kate, Cecie, Ginger and Fig were sorority sisters in the 60's. Thirty years later, the group gathers again for a week at Ginger's place at Nag's Head to get caught up and reminisce about old times. All is not as it seems I'm sure I read this back in the 90's when it first came out - I read several of her books about that time. So I added it to my list without read dates or review. Recently, I found a second hand copy and thought I'd read it to be able to post my thoughts. The first two thirds o [...]

    17. This book is awful. I picked it up because I love the Outer Banks and I thought it would be a nice way to reminisce about family vacations. It was also a book about sorority women, of which I am one. I thought it might be nice to view sorority life from a middle-aged perspective. No. There is absolutely zero plot and the syntax is jumpy, with very little contextual interplay. Flashbacks in literature should be seamless; these are jerky and unwarranted. The drama and events are unrealistic and un [...]

    18. Soap Opera on the beach. I kept thinking it would get better and listened like you watch a train wreck. The characters were interesting, but I felt that Kate was just a whiner who never liked anything and never appreciated what she had. She almost messed everything up for everyone including herself. I think maybe in the end it was alright. I loved CeCe, she was the one bright spot and also was fond of Alan with his no nonsense ways. I kind of felt the whole Figg turning into a pyscho at the last [...]

    19. Having read several of Anee Rivers Siddons books, I will say that this is my favorite so far; starts off a little slowly but once the main character enters college and makes some friends the story really becomes moving. Every woman can relate to the love-hate relationships that these friends have with each other. Also, a trip back to the sixties is always worth a visit (especially to the South if you weren't raised there). The story also jumps ahead from time-to-time to the main character's life [...]

    20. Well, I sure didn't see all of that coming. Though I feel that I should have seen that Fig was crazy. Hell, Cecie even said so but I didn't believe it. I actually thought that it might have been her that was crazy. This is the second Anne Rivers Siddons books that I have read and I have to say there is obviously something about the books that keeps me interested even though each time I have started a book I tell Derek that I don't think I am going to like it.

    21. This was a book with a compelling story, but the book was very hard for me to read. I put this book down with every intent not to pick it back up, but ended up finishing it. The way that the author writes was hard for me to get into and continue reading, but the plot was very well put together. I liked the book well enough, but will not read another book by the same author, because of the problems I already noted. The stars are for the plot, not the writing.

    22. A good vacation read - esp if you're at the beach. Lot's of character development and probably a lot more lingering on the descriptive than it needs to be. At times I felt the author was showing off with big fancy words (just too many) and too much quoting of literature and poetry. But despite its slow moments, enough happened that I wanted to push on and see how it would all turn out.

    23. 3 stars for the lovely prose and the character development. I've noticed Siddons' characters all have some major flaws, and that's what I love about them. My review would have been 5 stars if the last 50 pages or so had never been written. Talk about going off the rails. Were these pages written by a different author? What happened?

    24. While I appreciated Siddons' vocabulary usage, I spent most of this book waiting for . . . something, anything. Maybe I'm just not a good chick lit reader, but this was mostly a waste of my time. I should know better by now, but for $2.00 I threw aside my instincts and gave it a shot. Silly, silly me.

    25. Borrowed from the property's library of books left behind by other tenants. I know of Siddons' work and had wanted to read something of hers for a while. I thought this would be a good choice since it was set on my beloved Outer Banks. The bones of the story are good, and kept my interest. But, if you have little or no interest in gardening, prepare to skip through many passages. And, if you are as familiar with the Outer Banks and Virginia's Eastern Shore as I am, you will be completely turned [...]

    26. Ok, now that I've finished, I'm trying to figure out who recommended I read this -- because it's NOT really my thing! Book starts out interesting, didn't realize it was going to turn into suspense! The main character always seemed like a poor judge of character, so I suppose the ending made sense. And I guess she was hot, which is why all the guys liked her. Setting was interesting. Main character was developed. I was annoyed by all the foreshadowing, and more annoyed by the 'say what?!' ending. [...]

    27. Siddons fans will enjoy this book, more of a beach-read than some of her others. Published in the early 1990s, I wonder whether our daughters will find some of the relationships dated to their minds, by the very fact that Mrs. Siddons is their mothers' ages. Disclaimer: this book especially appealed to me because I'm an Auburn U grad, a freshman in the same decade as Mrs. Siddons; I lived and visited the Outer Banks over 30+ years I lived in Virgina; and, I was going through some of the same thi [...]

    28. I heard of this author from Pat Conroy’s A Lowcountry Heart. (He mentions a lot of authors to check out!) I get where he’s coming from. Rivers Siddons definitely has a similar feel as Conroy in terms of her love and description of the beaches. Unfortunately, I didn’t end up loving the book. I didn’t connect with any of the characters, but I was interested to see where the relationships would go. Some things were a little too neat. Then it got super weird and rushed at the end. I would sa [...]

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